The Maxx: Maxximized #1

The Maxx: Maxximized #1

Writer: William Messner-Loebs, Sam Kieth Artist: Sam Kieth Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
9.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Sam Kieth has long been renowned for his stunning artistry and insightful and quirky stories. Now, IDW is proud to present a re-mastered edition (complete with new scans of all Maxx pages from the original art) with revised coloring, all overseen by Kieth.
The Maxx tells the story of a homeless person who lives in a box and moves back and forth between our reality and "The Outback," a heroic fantasy realm. He is aided and accompanied by Julie Winters, a social worker in our world and a beautiful jungle princess in The Outback.

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Dec 14, 2013

    The reprint is simply beautiful in every way shape and form. The colors are vibrant, even the black pops out at you and that is saying something. The designs of the characters and the differences of them from the city to Outback are still as spectacular as it was in 1993. Sam Kieth has brought back his masterpiece for a new audience to enjoy and for those old fans to relive. I can't say enough about how beautiful these issues are and how much people need to read them and see what all the talk was about. I just hope that with this reissue that maybe we may get some new MAXX stories in the futures. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Nov 26, 2013

    I really hope that this revamped re-issue brings new readers to The Maxx, but it is also a huge pleasure to go back and revisit. It is a surreal world that Keith and Messner-Loebs have built and it is unlike anything else you will ever read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Nicole Brunner Dec 3, 2013

    If you are truly interested to see more of Kieth's wonderful world, this Neophyte can't help but recommend the animated series (which is available on Amazon, or wherever good Maxx stories are shown). I promise after you're done with it, the world will never be the same size again" Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Nov 27, 2013

    If you're like me and are an old fan of The Maxx, or simply want to see what all the fuss has been about for the past two decades, it's time to bite down, because you're in for one hell of a wild (and now better-colored) ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jeremy James Nov 27, 2013

    Being such a huge fan of The Maxx since its genesis, I honestly cannot think of even one good reason not to run out and get this book. Sam Kieth may often be too critical of himself. In my opinion he is one of the most underrated artists and storytellers in the business. The Maxx himself has always been an iconic image, and now he returns to do" well, whatever it is he does " to a new generation of readers. I would rate it a 10, but if I did Sam Kieth wouldn't take me seriously. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Dec 4, 2013

    The story is strange in a good way. The concept of it is completely unique from anything I have ever seen before and frankly, I think I would really enjoy it. I am currently contemplating the thought of whether I should purchase the trades or not.All in all, I think this comic deserves the come back it is getting. The Maxx is certainly not for everyone. I think it has its own niche in the comic book world and I also think it successfully entertains the audience it drew in. I would definitely recommend that readers check it out because you never know what you'll end up falling in love with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Nov 28, 2013

    With writer/artist Sam Kieth playing around with narrative structure and artwork, The Maxx: Maximized #1 ends up becoming a rewarding and entertaining reading experience. With such psychedelic illustrations, readers will love the landscapes of the gritty city and the vast jungle. Though the '90s have dated the material, “The Maxx” continues to thrive because of its twisted storytelling and impressive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Gary Kane Nov 26, 2013

    So to summarise, It is dark/gritty/noirish et but there is a real hook in here that makes it stand out from that whole post-Miller 90"s angst comic crowd. Read Full Review

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